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Setting up Exchange on Server 2003 Standard Edition

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I've got to set up an email server on a Server 2003 Standard Edition today.  I have done it before on Exchange 2000 - a few times - last time was about a year ago.  I need some help getting this up in 2003, and please remember I'm not fresh in this so if you can help me out please do.  
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for exchnage 2003 on windows 2003->

1.First go to add remove and include SMTP, NNTP and .net framework installed.
2.Then run Forestprep and domainprep with administrator account from exchnage 2003 CD.
using :setup /forestprep and setup /domainprep
3.Then run the setup from exchange 2003 CD.
4.Here you need to specify org name and Administrative group name when setup is done your exchange is up.Apply service pack.

Note:Windows Security patches needs to be installed , Your DNS should be working.

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Ouch.  It's an SBS
check this for SBS2003:

Installing and Configuring SBS 2003
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Installing-and-Configuring-SBS2003.html
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Interesting Sembee.  I've "inherited" this job so to speak after some bad blood broke out after someone else did a partial install.  Some of the problem I'm having is figuring out just what hasn't been done and what has.  If I'd done it myself from scratch as I've done on another occasion I wouldn't be having the certainty problems I'm now having.
I think you dont need to much worry about what has been done and what's left...
The awesome tool of SBS i think it is called Server Management or something like this when you are gonna run this tool it will let you know what is left...

The installation of additional application which are part of SBS is very easy "As already told by Sembee" it is specially designed for people who are very less techincal or non-techincal.

You need to just run that wizard and answer the prompts with SBS Disk (i think you will need 3rd Disk of SBS for Exchange installtion and there is seprate disk of outlook (part of SBS box) also would be needed)...

Also you can check To Do it will give you idea what has been done and left...

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I set up the MX record to point to the server WAN IP.  When I go to the Exchange System Manager I see the IMAP4, the POP3 and NNTP virtual servers all stopped - but the SMTP server running.  I try to start the POP3 and it won't start.  I look at the settings and it wants to do a mail connector for the POP3 and asks for the server name from whence the POP3 is supposed to get the mail.  

I want to run this as the POP3 mail server myself - not through connectors.  It looks like the last guy had plans to set up a POP3 on the internet somewhere else, and funnel them down to through a connector.  Am I right?  How can I fix this if I am right?  ...and if I'm wrong, how do I make it so I can send an email from outside to the domain user through the server?

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PS - I am not on the location, but I am remoted in and can access the server.  They want this set up this week and I told them I'd do it Friday - meaning I have about 10 hours before I go in.  If at all possible, I'd like to have it enabled before I go in tomorrow - then all I have to worry about is my problem with the VPN not working, and the web server I'm planning to build.  The email is the show stopper though - with at least that much working, they will be happy.  If you say I have to run the disks again tomorrow, then so be it.

Also, one more thing, it looks like the guy who started this setup took away the shortcut for the "To Do List"  I can't find it in the menu area anywhere. Does anyone know where it is hidden on the system or what the name of it is?
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If this is SBS then simply create another account with domain admin rights and login with that. The To Do list is part of the default profile.

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I did a search using "to do list" and in 1 second it came up with todolist.exe - which I dragged as a shortcut to the quick launch.

Any help with the getting the email server set up will be most appreciated however, as I'm running out of time.  

Will I have to run the mail wizzard again with the disks in the server  to enable the actual exchange server portion of the email account, or can I do it remotely without  the disks?

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Thanks Simon.  So you're saying that the screwed up account settings will all disappear if I simply put in the disks and re-run the wizard.  I'm looking forward to a flawless installation.  Thanks again.

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